Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, is partnering with the Harvest for Hunger campaign.

From Feb. 1-13, Panera will donate two meals to Harvest for Hunger for every soup in a bread bowl purchased at participating Cleveland, Akron and Canton locations. The "Buy One, Give Two" initiative will benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.

The company noted that it already donates more than $30 million annually in leftover bakery products and bread through its Day-End Dough-Nation program.

“Our support for hunger relief organizations is something we are incredibly proud of, and something we feel very passionate about, especially here in Northeast Ohio where we are headquartered,” owner/operator Sam Covelli said in a prepared statement. “It’s one of our biggest priorities to use our restaurants to feed our hungry neighbors and take care of our communities, which is why we are excited to build on those efforts through this new partnership with Harvest for Hunger this winter.”

The company expects to donate up to 20,000 meals through the campaign. Panera also will collect money for the cause in its Community Breadbox donation canisters at the registers of its nearly 50 bakery-cafes in Cleveland, Akron and Canton during February.

"Hunger in our community continues to be very real as we serve more and more people each day,” Greater Cleveland Food Bank President and CEO Kristin Warzocha said in a prepared statement. “All of our participating food banks are thankful to Panera for recognizing this constant need. This effort will help provide thousands of meals to hungry families in Northeast Ohio served by the Harvest for Hunger campaign.”